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CTHealthLink, DSS agreement seen as benefit to Medicaid patients, doctors

John Stearns |

A new data-sharing agreement between Connecticut's Medicaid provider and a statewide health information network aims to help Medicare beneficiaries and healthcare providers more easily exchange...

Cigna tapping Amazon's Alexa to help define insurance terminology

John Stearns |

Bloomfield health insurer Cigna is entering the voice-control space with the launch of an “Answers by Cigna” service for Amazon Alexa, aimed at personalizing and simplifying health...

UHart, UConn collab on insurtech courses

Matt Pilon |

Hartford has recently upped its efforts at becoming a hub for insurance technology, and now two of the city's colleges are working together to craft undergraduate and graduate insurtech curricula.

Sportech to provide betting technology to Penn. racing club

Matt Pilon |

Sportech, the operator of 18 parimutuel betting parlors across Connecticut, said a racing club north of Philadelphia has selected it to provide new digital and mobile betting platforms.

Travelers tests virtual reality pain treatment for orthopedic injuries

John Stearns |

The Travelers Cos. says it's exploring whether virtual reality can help those with injuries to the lower back and extremities better manage pain.

NY IT vendor opens Hartford beachhead

Matt Pilon |

A New York information-technology vendor to businesses has opened its first office outside the Empire State, in downtown Hartford.

Hamden's TransAct Technologies posts 4Q loss on tax hit

John Stearns |

Hamden software technology firm TransAct Technologies Inc. on Wednesday reported a $412,000 fourth quarter net loss, after taking a $1.3 million income tax charge related to the federal tax overhaul...

Lego's sales drop for the first time in 13 years

CNNMoney |

How's this for bad luck: Lego sales have dropped for the first time in 13 years.

W. Hartford app maker gains ground in utility market

Matt Pilon |

When a vehicle strikes a utility pole, police, firefighters and an ambulance could be dispatched to the scene.

Hackathon winners laud diversity, ingenuity for Alexa-driven customer service technology

Joe Cooper Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Startup innovators Corey Harris Jr. and Rajasekar Narayanan are crediting diversity and authenticity for their team's recent victory at a digital health hackathon in Hartford.

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